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Esports: Oozing With Potential but a Long Road to Profits

Research Question: Where are the best moneymaking opportunities in the esports ecosystem over the next 12 to 18 months? Companies: AESE, AMZN, ATVI, DIS, DOYU, EA, FB, GME, GOOG/GOOGL, HEAR, LOGI, MNST, MSFT, MSG, TCEHY, TTWO, TWTR, UBSFF By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings The surging popularity of […]

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eSports Idea Proposal

eSports Idea Proposal

Where are the best moneymaking opportunities in the thriving eSports ecosystem over the next 12-18 months? Report Available: April 17, 2020   Blueshift’s initial research found excitement around competitive gaming continuing to reach new levels. Viewership numbers for eSports tournaments are rising, top players are gaining celebrity-like status and the world’s biggest brands are clamoring […]

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Spotify Idea Proposal (SPOT)

Spotify Idea Proposal (SPOT)

Will podcasts and artist services give Spotify revenue upside and set it apart from competitors? Report Available: April 2, 2020   Blueshift’s ongoing research centers on questions about SPOT’s revenue and subscription growth prospects as its ARPU continues to decline. SPOT is investing heavily in podcasts but it is not clear whether the format can […]

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Observers See an Ad-Supported Tier in Netflix’s Near Future (NFLX)

Research Question: What impact will competition from Disney, Apple, HBO, and others have on Netflix in 2020? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, DIS, GOOG/GOOGL, NFLX, ROKU, T, VIAC By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Netflix Inc. (NFLX) may not be able to rely on a strictly subscription-based model for much […]

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Roku At Risk of Getting Steamrolled by Amazon and Comcast (ROKU)

Research Question: Will competition from Apple, Comcast, and others drive down Roku’s device prices and ad revenue growth? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, CHTR, CMCSA, DIS, DISH, EXPGY, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, KRX:005930, KRX:034220, NFLX, RAMP, ROKU, T, TIVO, TRU, VIAC By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Roku Inc. (ROKU) has only […]

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Roku Idea Proposal (ROKU)

Roku Idea Proposal (ROKU)

Will competition from Apple, Comcast and others drive down Roku’s device prices and ad revenue splits? Report Available: January 15, 2020   Blueshift’s initial research found ROKU’s revenue and user numbers continuing to grow. But there are several potential headwinds developing, including a free streaming box from CMCSA. ROKU is hoping that new, highly anticipated […]

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Netflix Is In For a Bumpy Ride As Competition Heats Up (NFLX)

Research Question: Was Netflix’s Q2 subscriber debacle a short-term blip or a major red flag? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, CBS, CMCSA, DIS, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, NFLX, ROKU, SBGI, SNAP, T By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Netflix Inc.’s (NFLX) aura of invincibility has been pierced. While it should rebound from […]

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Netflix Idea Proposal (NFLX)

Netflix Idea Proposal (NFLX)

Was Netflix’s Q2 subscriber debacle a short-term blip or a major red flag? Report Available: September 12, 2019   Blueshift’s ongoing research found NFLX badly missing its subscriber growth forecasts in Q2. The company blamed its own content slate and predicted a return to robust growth in the second half of the year. But there […]

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Record Labels Still Have the Upper Hand in Talks with Spotify (SPOT)

Research Question: Does Spotify have the leverage to get lower royalty rates or a bigger share of music label ad budgets? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, BABA, EPA:VIV, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, NFLX, NSE:RELIANCE, NTES, SIRI, SPOT, T, TME, TYO:6758 By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Spotify Technology S.A. (SPOT) has not […]

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Spotify Idea Proposal (SPOT)

Spotify Idea Proposal (SPOT)

Does Spotify have the leverage to get lower royalty rates or a bigger share of music label ad budgets? Report Available: March 20, 2019   Blueshift’s initial research found SPOT turning its first profit in Q4 but with lingering concerns about its 2019 outlook and revenue-per-user trends. The streaming service continues to joust with record […]

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